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Basics of Prostate Cancer

February 21, 2019
Length
13 mins
Overview
Dr. Dominique Trudel highlights how pathologists interpret biopsy test results. This includes understanding a tumour grade, volume and stage. A pathologist will use this information to determine whether the cancer is likely to spread or be aggressive, which will influence treatment strategies.

For additional information on diagnosing prostate cancer, click here.
 
Speaker
Dr. Dominique Trudel is a genitourinary and molecular pathologist at the CHUM (Montréal). She heads a research laboratory who are working to improve how pathologists identify patients with aggressive prostate cancer. Dr. Trudel has received funding from Prostate Cancer Canada, the Institut du cancer de Montréal, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS), Cancer Research Society, MEDTEQ, Institute for data valorization (IVADO) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Dr. Dominique Trudel
November 14, 2018
Length
11 mins
Overview
In this webinar, Dr. Leong explores why the risk of heart disease often increases after a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Dr. Leong will describe what happens within the body leading up to cardiovascular disease, how androgen deprivation therapy might play a role in increasing the risk factors for heart disease and what steps you can take to keep your heart healthy.
Speaker
Dr. Darryl Leong graduated from the University of Adelaide after completing his Ph.D., Master of Biostatistics and Master of Public Health. He then undertook post-doctorate fellowships at Leiden University Medical Centre and the Population Health Research Institute (McMaster University). He currently leads the Cardio-Oncology Service as a clinical Cardiologist at Hamilton Health Sciences. Dr. Leong is a Clinician Scientist for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His research is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Prostate Cancer Canada. Currently, he coordinates the RADICAL PC study, which is one of the largest prospective studies of men with prostate cancer to be undertaken in Canada.
Dr. Darryl Leong


Health and Wellness


April 02, 2019
Length
11 mins
Overview
Roberta Casabon shares her perspective on being a caregiver and her experience with prostate cancer. From receiving her late husband’s diagnosis to making plans and being prepared, Roberta shares practical tips and wisdom to support caregivers experiencing similar situations.

For additional information and support for caregivers and partners, click here.
 
Speaker
Roberta Casabon is a widowed survivor of prostate cancer who donates her time to Prostate Cancer Canada frequently by adding her support and voice to public awareness campaigns. She has been a member of several pan-Canadian and global committees as part of the TrueNTH initiative and is an advisor for the Peer Navigation Program. Roberta was a member of the inaugural group of patients/caregivers who were trained for the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance’s Patient Involvement in Cancer Research Program (PIP). In her role as an advocate for the caregiver/partner, she gives a voice to the supportive caregiver community. Roberta seeks to expand connections between patients/caregivers, other widowed survivors and the research community.
December 12, 2018
Length
23 mins
Overview
Dr. Daniel Santa Mina discusses the link between exercise and prostate cancer across the disease continuum as well as the benefits of exercising before beginning treatment called prehabilitation. He will walkthrough current exercise guidelines and how to create a “FITT” exercise routine. Learn helpful tips and resources on how to exercise safely and make exercise tailored for you.
Speaker
Dr. Daniel Santa Mina is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education and is cross-appointed to the Faculty of Medicine in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Santa Mina is also a Scientist in the Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre where he conducts research in exercise in oncology. His main areas of clinical-research are focused on the physiological, functional, and psychosocial effects of exercise for cancer survivors.
Dr. Daniel Santa Mina

Treatment and Side Effects


May 15, 2019
Length
16 mins
Overview
Dr. Dawn Richards explains the role of CTO and practical tips on how to find a clinical trial in Canada. Other topics include the types of treatments and interventions studied most often, why clinical trials are important, how to find out if a clinical trial is reputable, how clinical trials are designed and information about CTO’s new tool to find trials across Canada.

For additional information on clinical trials, click here.
Speaker
Dawn Richards, PhD, is the founder of Five02 Labs Inc., and Director of Patient and Public Engagement at Clinical Trials Ontario. With a PhD (Analytical Chemistry) from the University of Alberta and experience in a variety of roles during the past 15 years, it is her diagnosis with rheumatoid arthritis ten years ago that instigated a journey to combine her passion for science with making the most of her diagnosis. In her role at CTO, Dawn is charged with executing on CTO’s strategic pillar of patient and public engagement. Dawn is also Vice President of the Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance, a Research Ambassador for the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research), and a member of The BMJ’s Patient Panel Reviewers, and was the first Patient Advisor of the Canadian Medical Association’s Wait Time Alliance. 
Dawn Richards
January 17, 2019
Length
15 mins
Overview
This webinar describes the side effects of prostate cancer treatment specifically for MSM. Dr. Lee reviews recent research on prostate cancer’s impact on the quality of life and sexuality of men within this community, including testimonials from patients. He also shares helpful information about the emergence of prostate cancer LGBTQ-focused support groups and future directions in healthcare and research to better serve the MSM population.

For additional resources on prostate cancer for gay and bisexual men, click here.        
 
Speaker
Dr. Tsz Kin Bernard Lee is a Radiation Oncologist with relevant clinical knowledge of prostate cancer treatment. He is also openly gay, with knowledge of MSM’s sexual practices and concerns. Dr. Lee received a Master degree in Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia, a medical degree from the University of Alberta, his Radiation Oncology residency at the University of Ottawa and completed a Genitourinary Fellowship at BC Cancer. His research has been supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology and Prostate Cancer Canada.
Dr. Bernard Lee
October 17, 2018
Length
20 mins
Overview
Urinary incontinence is a common side effect that many men encounter after prostate cancer treatment. Dr. Dean Elterman explains why this occurs, who it affects, and provides expert tips on how you can better manage and treat incontinence including pelvic floor rehabilitation, medication and surgery. Dr. Elterman will also cover risk factors for urinary incontinence and recovery time.
Speaker
Dr. Dean Elterman is a Urologist and Medical Director at the Prostate Cancer Rehabilitation Clinic at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. He has worked in the area of men’s health and survivorship at the Iris Cantor Men’s Health Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College and at the University of Toronto. Some of his current research interests include male health, voiding dysfunction and reconstruction including BPH, incontinence and sexual dysfunction (penile prosthetic surgery).
Dr. Dean Elterman
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